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Guides – Gill Louw

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Gill, one of your guides, is of Irish decent and has had a keen interest in food and cooking from a very early age.  Assisting her mother preparing mouthwatering traditional Irish and South African meals for large family groups, weddings, celebrations and other events. Gill, your guide – started with the River Club Golf Course The River Club one of the most prestigious clubs in South Africa in 1996, and was soon promoted to  Food and Beverage manager. Gill your guide, was with the club for 18 years, where she was required to fill the role of F&B manager and Head Chef for many years during her time at the club. It was because of her impeccable attention to detail and her ability to marry different flavours and cuisines that the restaurant opened at the River Club and was an immediate success.

Gill also completed numerous cooking courses to broaden her experience, knowledge base and flair and has once again added to her resume of culinary genius with 3 Michelin Star restaurant experiences in Spain as recently as September 2014.  Martin Berasategui in San Sebastian, El Portal’s  Echaurren Restaurant in Rioja and hands on experience in Fernando Canales kitchen at Etxanobe in Bilbao.

Nature Conservation

Being avid wildlife enthusiasts Ralph & Gill both studied Nature Conservation in the 1980’s and both Ralph & Gill have recently added Field Guiding to their skill set.  More recently Gill has expanded her field of interest to include Tour Guiding in the Cape.

Qualifications

Gilly Louw
SA Tourist Guide GP 5425
FGASA 20920

Guides – Ralph Louw

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Ralph has been involved with 4X4 adventures and the bush-veld since owning his first “Landy” in 1986, from remote Kosi  Bay fishing adventures to the Okavango, Central Kalahari and Kgalagadi. He has completed 4X4 advanced driving and vehicle recovery courses, and is a registered FGASA field and marine guide. He has led numerous trips to the Okavango, Central Kalahari, Mabuasehube, Zimbabwe and Kgalagadi, so he is a very capable tour leader and will ensure that things run smoothly.

Qualifications

NATURE & MARINE  GUIDE

FGASA      21160  FGASA